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Babysitting is one of the most popular part-time jobs for teens, but caring for kids is no easy feat. Offering useful tips on everything from navigating naptime to negotiating pay rates, this funny, no-nonsense guide covers all the basics any babysitting hopeful needs to know and much more. This revised edition includes updated ideas for finding jobs, keeping kids-and yourself-safe, and handling behavioural challenges. Learn what to expect from kids ages 0 to 10, how to land (and keep) the perfe
As long as he can remember, Xian has wanted to be a great calligrapher, like his father. When he turns six, he's finally old enough to start studying. Calligraphy is more than writing-it's painting-and Xian learns how much work and creativity go into what look like effortless strokes. Based on stories still told about Xian and his father, famous calligraphers of the 4th century, Eighteen Vats of Water is about determination, creativity, and learning how to see, as well as the importance of famil
The energy industry is evolving-and fast. Find out why fossil fuels are being fast-tracked into history and how cleaner, greener, and science-smart energy is helping us build a sustainable future. This exciting and informative science series explores the harm fossil fuels have caused our planet and explains why it is so important that we replace them with sustainable energy. Discover the very latest, cutting-edge science and technology that is allowing the energy industry to undergo a green revo
With greenhouse gas emissions warming Earth and climate change increasing natural disasters, people and governments must reduce their dependence on nonrenewable fossil fuels and move to clean, renewable energy sources. This series provides a comprehensive overview of six energy technologies that will protect and power Earth's future.
Throughout history, ordinary people have been forced to leave their families and homes because of war, famine, slavery, intolerance, economic and political upheaval, or climate change. These remarkable true stories of escape show how courageous people all around the world have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their flight to freedom.
Follow in the footsteps of some of Canada's greatest explorers in this high-interest series. Each title chronicles the timeline of an explorer, explains the motivation behind their journey, and examines their relationship with Indigenous Peoples. A combination of modern and historic maps and colourful images highlight the places visited and discovered by these adventurers.
Engineering is a high-demand career field that offers many job opportunities. This book explores six jobs in this field. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
The gaming industry is growing fast and offers many creative and technical job opportunities. This book explores six jobs in this field. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
Exploring Social Injustice introduces readers to different types of injustice present in today’s society. The series examines the history of each kind of injustice, examples of the injustice today, key moments in fighting the injustice, and what can be done to end it in the future. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.
What animal is descended from dinosaurs, pollinates plants, flies thousands of miles annually, can weigh less than a dime or as much as 340 pounds, and can even remember when humans have been kind or mean? Meet the bird! Birds are extraordinary creatures and they live almost everywhere on earth. With over 10,000 bird species, there's tremendous variety in sizes, shapes, colors, and abilities. And besides being beautiful to look at, birds are a critical part of our ecosystems and support biodiver